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When our longtime fellow photographer friend, Jordan, asked us to capture his proposal to his girlfriend Toni back in March, we said “absolutely YES!” We love taking part in proposals and couldn’t wait to see what Jordan had planned for his girl. Red Wing Park in Virginia Beach was the perfect location for their sweet […]

Proposals

Sep 9, 2020

Virginia Beach Proposal | Toni & Jordan | Red Wing Park

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We’d been counting down the days until Julia & Brent’s Williamsburg Winery wedding pretty much since the moment we met them last year. Julia’s smile and laugh is infectious and we loved capturing how Brent looked at her (and patiently cooperated while we took pictures) during their engagement session. We knew after visiting their farm […]

Weddings

Aug 27, 2020

Williamsburg Winery Wedding | Julia & Brent | Williamsburg, Virginia

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Though we don’t photograph many maternity sessions, there was no answer but “YES!” when Madalyn & Brendon reached out and asked us to do a session for them. If you’ve been a long time follower of our blog, you may recognize these two; Madalyn & Brendon are one of our 2018 wedding couples! We met […]

Portraits

Aug 19, 2020

Suffolk, VA Maternity Session | Madalyn & Brendon | Lake Meade Park

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Though we have photographed many sessions around Hampton Roads, we had never photographed an engagement session at the 64th Street entrance to First Landing State Park. Imagine our surprise when we saw so many beautiful scenic (and somewhat private) spots in one location! After having so many recent sessions watched by other people, it was […]

Engagements / Couples

Jul 29, 2020

Virginia Beach Engagement Session | First Landing & 89th Street | Caroline & Joe

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We’ve never had to reschedule a session for weather as many times as we had to reschedule Abrianna & Bryce’s engagement session (ahem, THREE times), but we got it done! Those rainy weeks in June kept us from meeting up that month, but we finally got the chance to meet up with these two cuties […]

Engagements / Couples

Jul 13, 2020

Virginia Beach Pleasure House Point Engagement Session | Abrianna & Bryce

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The forecast at the beginning of the week was calling for rain last Saturday, but we decided to hold out and see if it would clear up. We’re so glad we did because we got to meet up with Ashlee & Hunter for their Richmond Virginia engagement session on the perfect day! However, the weather […]

Engagements / Couples

Jun 19, 2020

Richmond Virginia Engagement | Ashlee & Hunter | Libby Hill Park & Richmond Riverfront

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After nearly 10 years together, MiKaylah & Will were finally married at Dellwood Plantation in Chesterfield, Virginia on May 16, 2020 surrounded by their immediate family. It was a warm spring day, but the perfect day for them to exchange their hand written vows. Forget high school sweethearts, these two have been together since middle […]

Weddings

May 26, 2020

Dellwood Plantation Wedding | MiKaylah & Will | Chesterfield, Virginia

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When we met up with Kelly & Jarrielle at O’Connor Brewing Co. on March 8th, we had knew that it would be our last session before our little one arrived, but we had no idea that it would be within 24 hours of her arrival (more on that later)! We had been trying to schedule […]

Engagements / Couples

Apr 21, 2020

Norfolk Brewery Engagement | O’Connor Brewing Co. | Kelly & Jarrielle

maternity photos hampton roads virginia wedding photographer

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We can’t believe we’re here already: posting our maternity photos for Rowlands baby #2! With my due date fast approaching, we thought we’d take some time to share our lovely maternity photos with you all and answer from frequently asked questions. FAQ’s Answered: 1) We do not know the gender of Rowlands baby #2. If […]

Personal

Mar 6, 2020

Our Maternity Session | Rowlands Baby #2 | Regent University

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Happy snowy Thursday, friends! We are continuing our blog series “Vendor Spotlight” today, where we interview some of our favorite Virginia wedding vendors and ask them the questions that brides want to know! Today, we’re chatting with Richmond, Virginia makeup artist, Shasta Hypes, who we had the pleasure of working with in 2018 for our sweet bride […]

For Brides

Feb 20, 2020

How to Have Your Best Skin on Your Wedding Day | Makeup Artist Shasta Hypes

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